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Pressure Cooker Soy Beef

Pressure Cooker Beef Recipe

Busy day? What the heck can I make for dinner?? If your shopping plan is anything like mine there is usually always some mince beef in the freezer. I love trying new ways with mince so that we are not constantly eating hamburgers and spaghetti bolognese – not that there is anything wrong with those.  They are firm favorites and often requested by my children but I do enjoy switching things up.

If you are a busy mum with limited time at the end of the day to prepare dinner I highly recommend a pressure cooker*. I recently added one to my kitchen and I have been amazed and excited by the reduction in cooking time it provides. In fact it really is a marvel and I have been raving about it to anyone who will listen to me. A roast in 30 minutes is achievable on a week day. It is far removed from an hour and a half  in the oven. I have a long list of food I want to test out in it. To date I have found it easier to use than the slow cooker which took some getting used to the liquid content. I admit to being a little scared of the steam/pressure release but it is very simple to use. I have been putting dinner on to cook while we duck out to the garden to collect the fresh herbs to do a job or two in the vegetable garden.  This is such an easy way to prepare a family meal on the afternoons we need to rush off straight after school to a sporting activity.

My Soy Beef pressure cooker recipe is very simple to prepare, it is ready to set to cook  mode in minutes. Dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes. Note: Use a good quality mince or the meal will be greasy and fatty  – blurk!!

Pressure Cooker Soy Beef
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A richly flavored beef recipe cooked in a pressure cooker that all the family will enjoy. Serve with a side of rice and vegetables.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 500 grams high quality mince beef
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy
  • 2 tablespoons Shao Xing
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 star anaise
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • To Serve:
  • Fresh coriander leaves and spring onion chopped
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • fresh chilli (for the adults - optional)
  1. Set the cooking function to saute
  2. Add the ingredients to the base of the pot, including the meat and stir to break it up for 2 minutes
  3. Turn to off
  4. Add the lid and set to Soups and Stew for 22 minutes
  5. Add the fresh herbs and sesame seeds to serve and serve with a side of rice and vegetables
You know that beef mince is a quick and easy meal option when you are low on time. The benefit of cooking it in the pressure cooker is that the flavor is enhanced. It also means that you do not have to stand at the stove stirring it in the pan. Set it to cook and you have time to head out to the garden or to get the kids homework done and prepare the side dishes you want to serve with it. This recipe began as a chicken recipe, I used chicken breast instead of the beef mince but the beef tasted much better. You could switch to an alternate meat or use cubed beef if you wish.

Pressure Cooker Beef

The honey and soy combination of this recipe keeps the kids happy and the fresh chilli addition at the end is a bonus for the adults.

*I was gifted my new favorite kitchen appliance to use on a project I am working on with Kambrook.

Have you discovered the time saving wonder of a pressure cooker? Tell me your absolute favorite thing to cook in it.


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